Lucy Sloan is the Founder of Lil Steps Wellness Farm, an animal-assisted therapy facility in Manitoba. She and her staff work with children, youth, and adults experiencing mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The farm offers a range of services & programs including play therapy, animal-assisted therapy/counseling, and equine-facilitated wellness, both team and individual therapy.
Lucy holds many designations including:
Lucy has also received specialized training in the areas of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, and various other mental health areas.
Lucy worked for 11 years with the Department of Justice, helping rehabilitate people with criminal backgrounds. She then moved into working in the Community Mental Health field and worked as an Intensive Case Manager and Community Mental Health Worker.
As you can see (and hear!), Lucy has lots of experience in mental wellness. But that didn’t prepare her for her own journey, recovering from a serious head injury. Lucy talks about some of the residual challenges she deals with daily as a result of her invisible disability and also some of the most effective therapy she received, working with animals. It sparked an idea.
Lucy has always identified a need for alternative approaches for children and youth. Lil' Steps Wellness Farm was created to provide a service for children and youth to gain skills, insight, self-confidence, and other tools to foster and promote resiliency and positive mental well-being. Unsurprisingly, she also has a strong passion for animals.
Lucy has become a published author.
Lucy's book and sensory store
News about Lucy
AMI documentary about Lucy and Lil Steps
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